I've been both excited and hesitant about writing this page because the thought of trying to condense even the highlights of my two years in Ethiopia into one little page is a bit overwhelming. There's so much to pull from and so many different angles from which to tell it. Some details I'll have to leave out for security questions, but if you'd like to talk to me about specifics, just email me. I'm happy to share more privately. :)
My Hubby and I arrived in Addis several years ago. We took up residence in one of the few apartment complexes in the city and began the daunting task of learning Amharic. I'll be honest. It was really-really hard! Not only was the alphabet intimidating and the grammar structure unique, but we were limited in the number of resources available to teach us. Some teammates of ours helped us find private language tutors. Little did we know that these 'tutors' would become some of our closest friends while we were there.
Words can't express how this experience changed us for the better. I'm so thankful for the way that God used Ethiopia and it's beautiful people to deepen our lives and grow our faith. Thanks for reading and taking a glance at that chapter of my life. : )
Below are just a few more shots (I couldn't help myself!) from our time there. Enjoy!
My Hubby and I near the Merkato in Addis.
Here we are sitting with some friends on their wedding day. They dress up like kings and queens (Literally!).
A view of a countryside market.
Life overseas can be hard and full of challenges, but there are plenty of humors things too-like this photo, for example. A shell gas station selling wedding dresses. The perfect comic relief!
Here's pic of me attempting to make injera. There is definately a technique to this that I did not catch on to-my friends got a good laugh out of this.